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STRAND WALKING TRAIL OFFERS INSIGHT INTO CITY’S PAST Townsville City Council is building on its existing app, Townsville Tours and Trails, with the launch of A Stroll Along The Strand. From our first settlers to the present day community, The Strand has been central in the experiences of the people of Townsville and this history is now discoverable through a selection of stories and photographs in this selfguided walking tour. Deputy Mayor Les Walker says many residents have fond memories of The Strand and have seen it transformed over the decades. “The new trail is full of interesting historical information about our beloved foreshore,” Cr Walker says. “Historian Katie Pittock has researched and written a script that will take people down memory lane and give visitors to Townsville a snapshot of our very interesting past. “The app is an opportunity for residents and visitors to explore the city from their phone and be entertained with a variety of stories about The Strand.” With 19 stops on the trail, participants will discover the existence of secret tunnels, the Queens Hotel, the progressive architectural theory behind the CWA beach huts, the precarious past of the resident black cockatoos, the elusive snubfin dolphin and flat back turtles that are indigenous to Cleveland Bay. Download the App Townsville Tours and Trails free from App store or Google Play.

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Duo Magazine August 2017  

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